Recently I need to remove an Empty Virtual Disk from a Hyper V machine

On Server 2012 Machines you can run 

get-disk | fl objectID

And use the Last X.X.X numbers (e.g. 5&2D5F53A1&0&0.0.0

First number means IDE controller number, the second one means the location

 

 

However in Server 2008 r2 : get-disk : The term ‘get-disk’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

So in Server 2008 r2 you will need to navigate to the hardware ID’s of the device per below which will give you the location of your Device ( ATA Device is IDE and SCSI Device is SCSI )

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Disabling an AD account is not instant so the best was is to disable the services for the user :

(It can take around 5-10 minutes for the disabling of the protocols and/or settings to go into effect ) 

 

For Exchange 2007: Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -OwaEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiBlockOutlookRpcHttp $true

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -OwaEnabled $false

 

 For Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 and 365:Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -OwaEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EcpEnabled $fals

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiBlockOutlookRpcHttp $true

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsAllowMacOutlook $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsAllowOutlook $false

 

You might want to set an Out of Office on for the user if needed for external parties, and also arrange email forwarding to a colleague and access to the mailbox for previous mail

 

Then Disable AD account!

 

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Recently has someone who could not recieve or make phonecalls on their iphone , went through the troubleshooting steps : 

We swapped the sim to another phone and worked no issues. Swapping to another iPhone and restoring Backup , brought the same issue which means it must of been a setting 

 

  • Turned Bluetooth off ( Incase Connecting to car ) 
  • Dial : *#31#  ( to remove no caller ID ) 
  • Do not disturb- off
  • Airplane mode off
  • Call forwarding – off

In the end this resolved the issue : 


Go to Settings > Mobile> Mobile Data Options > Enable 4G ( or LTE ) for Voice AND Data

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Login to the Nable Administrator Report Manager ( http://%reportmanagerserver%/Interface/Pages/menu.aspx ) 

You will need to use the username : reportsadmin@n-able.com ( You can reset this password

Navigate to the following

  1. Select System Setup and Logs
  2. Select Data Retention settings

Depending on your retention modify the below per here

Open SQL Server Management Studio make sure you have maintenance plan set up on the ODS Database

  • Set the following in the Maintenance Plan Wizard of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio:
  •  Set the plan properties Name to Report Manager and Daily Run out of hours 

    2. Select the following maintenance tasks for the ODS databases and the warehouse database
  • Check Database Integrity
  • Reorganize Index
  • Update Statistics

If you backup via another utility you can cancel the below : 

  • Back Up Database (Full)
  • Maintenance Cleanup Task

After the maintenance plan ran , we ran a Shrink on the database to reduce a 400GB Database file back down to 50GB for 3000 Devices

*SolarWinds MSP does not recommend shrinking your database.* however this was needed due to the ODS build up

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Can be done in powershell : https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Copy-folder-structure-from-99b46508

Or :

Map the Sharepoint Document Library to a Network Drive

Now run this which will replicate the folders Locally ( xcopy to Sharepoint Library does not work ) 

xcopy “X:\1718ClientFinancesTA\*”  “C:\Temp\FY\*” /T /E

Now Use Windows Explorer to copy the folders in C:\Temp\FY\ to your new Folder in Sharepoint

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  1. Add your sharepoint site to your trusted sites 
  2. Navigate to your Sharepoint Library in ( Internet Explorer ) and on the right hand side choose VIEW in File Explorer
  3. If you are in the old version of Sharepoint you might need to go here
  4. On the screen that pops up copy the File path at the top
  5. https://%sharepointsite%.sharepoint.com/sites/Library/Folder
  6. Select This PC and MAP network Drive
  7. Enter the URL in this link
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GPO  Set a default associations configuration file under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templayes > Windows Components > File Explorer

Save the follwing file as an XML and use this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<DefaultAssociations>
  <Association Identifier=".acrobatsecuritysettings" ProgId="AcroExch.acrobatsecuritysettings" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".fdf" ProgId="AcroExch.FDFDoc" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".oxps" ProgId="Windows.XPSReachViewer" ApplicationName="XPS Viewer" />
  <Association Identifier=".pdf" ProgId="AcroExch.Document.11" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".pdfxml" ProgId="AcroExch.pdfxml" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".pdx" ProgId="PDXFileType" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".xdp" ProgId="AcroExch.XDPDoc" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".xfdf" ProgId="AcroExch.XFDFDoc" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier="acrobat" ProgId="acrobat" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier="http" ProgId="IE.HTTP" ApplicationName="Internet Explorer" />
  <Association Identifier="https" ProgId="IE.HTTPS" ApplicationName="Internet Explorer" />
</DefaultAssociations>
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Recently had a user not be able to delete items from another Users exchange Mailbox ( 2010 )  apart from having full permissions to the Mailbox 

Exchange 2010 Mailbox has a 30GB limit of the Recoverable Items Folder

To find this current quota run : 

Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity %username% -FolderScope RecoverableItems | Format-List

To delete them , run : 

Search-mailbox -identity %username% -SearchDumpsterOnly -DeleteContent

If you can’t find Search-Mailbox , you need to assign the below role to the user and restart exchange shell

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role "Mailbox Import Export" –user "administrator"

 

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Find the Oid list for the device 

http://www.oidview.com/mibs/5951/NS-ROOT-MIB.html

https://docs.citrix.com/content/dam/docs/en-us/netscaler/11/downloads/netscaler-11-snmp-oid-reference.pdf

Get information about the Oid

http://oid-info.com/cgi-bin/display?oid=%091.3.6.1.4.1.5951.4.1.1.12&action=display

Login to Nable and add Custom Service

Add -> Service -> SNMP

Add Oid

 

Add Metric for Oid

Use the information you gathered from oid-info.com to help you define what value you will be given e.g. String , Booleon or Number

 

 

Modify threshold for Normal/Warning and Faily

Perform maths between Oids using Calculation to Use

 

Apply Custom service to device , make sure device is using professional license for SNMP and SNMP is open on the device with correct version 

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